Michigan Sea Grant
The Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Through research, education and outreach, the program is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes and coastal resources with six extension educators located in coastal communities around the state. Michigan Sea Grant communicators, researchers and specialists provide Great Lakes information to Michigan residents, educators and stakeholders through newsletters and special publications, websites, educational displays, projects and presentations. Michigan Sea Grant currently funds scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of Great Lakes resources. Federal funds are matched with funds from state, tribal, business, and other sources to carry out the programs.
The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) works to create and maintain healthy coastal environments and economies. The Sea Grant network includes 32 programs based at top universities in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The programs of the Sea Grant network work together to help citizens understand, conserve and better utilize America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources. One of four national strategic priorities through 2013 is to improve the resilience of coastal communities to hazards, including the effects of climate change. NOAA Sea Grant plays local and national roles to inform policy and management, help communities prepare for climate impacts, and support economic resilience and opportunity. See the National Sea Grant College Program organization entry for more information.
Phone: (734) 763-1437
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant)
- Michigan State University
- University of Michigan